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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Scottish (of Norman origin) : habitational name, a variant of Vaux.
  • English and Scottish (of Norman origin) : There are a number of early English examples of the name with articles rather than prepositions, which Reaney explains as being from a southern form of Middle English faus ‘false’, ‘untrustworthy’ (late Old English fals, from Latin falsus, reinforced by Old French fals, faus from the same source).

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